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Check-In: 5 Incredible Irish hotels for a special Mother's Day getaway

There is no better travel buddy than your momma, so treat here to a well-deserved mini break this Mother’s Day on Sunday, March 19th

Faithlegg, Waterford

This Mother’s Day, pull out all the stops with an overnight stay at the picturesque Faithlegg in Co. Waterford.

Situated amongst the luscious green countryside of Co. Waterford at the top of a charming winding road, the resort has everything – from luxury accommodation options, impressive food, to tranquil treatment suites, an award-winning golf course and stunning woodland surroundings, making it a magical destination this Mother’s Day.

Once checked-in to one of the gorgeous rooms of the original 18th century manor house or the elegant contemporary wing, head to one of their treatment rooms where you will be spoiled with a choice of a hot stone massage, tension reliever back massage or the Elemis express facial.

Enjoy a four-course dinner that evening prepared by executive chef Jenny Flynn and her talented team in the award-winning Roseville Rooms Restaurant with a hearty breakfast the following morning.

The Mother’s Day package starts from €375 per night based on two people sharing and includes an overnight stay, four course dinner, breakfast the following morning, a spa treatment and a cocktail in Bar 1783 and is available between 17th - 20th March.

To book, call 051 382000 or visit

The Kingsley, Cork

If your mom is looking for a stylish and cosy dog-friendly hotel for her and her four-legged best friend, The Kingsley is just the place with their Paws & Unwind stay.

Dog guests are greeted on arrival with a welcome bag from the team and there’ll be a bed, bowl, blanket and towel set up for you in your room.

The hotel, on the banks of the River Lee and surrounded by the Lee Fields, is the perfect setting for plenty of scenic walks that you and your canine pal can enjoy together. You can also explore the vibrant city centre, just a bone’s throw away.

Nearby Fitzgerald’s Park offers a quiet retreat from the city, where beautiful tree-lined avenues, flower beds and rose gardens make a delightful backdrop after a day of exploring to enjoy a delicious freshly prepared picnic, filled with tasty treats from Bean & River at The Kingsley.

The Paws & Unwind package at The Kingsley includes an overnight stay, breakfast for two and is priced from €258 per room.

To book, please visit

The Heritage, Laois

Let your mum enjoy 24 hours of calm and relaxation with an overnight stay at The Heritage, a beautiful resort, set in the heart of the serene countryside in the pretty village of Killenard in County Laois.

Begin the stay with decadent afternoon tea in the stunning Galleria, the perfect way to unwind while watching the world go by.

A relaxing escape, treat your Mum…and maybe join her too…to Sereni-tea, an overnight stay with breakfast and afternoon tea from €210 for two people sharing, and all guests have complimentary access to the leisure centre.

Clontarf Castle, Dublin

Treat the leading lady in your life to a magical stay at Clontarf Castle, a unique 12th century castle hotel that is a perfect blend of Irish history and tradition with all the modern luxuries you could desire for a relaxing retreat.

Check in for an overnight stay with Clontarf Castle’s new Spring Knights experience that includes a gourmet 3 course evening meal in either Fahrenheit Restaurant or Knight’s Bar and breakfast the next morning. You will also be treated to a bottle of wine and box of chocolates on arrival.

Spring Knights at Clontarf Castle includes an overnight stay with breakfast the next morning, a three course evening meal at Fahrenheit Restaurant or Knight’s Bar and a box of chocolates and a bottle of wine on arrival. It is available from Sunday - Thursday and starts from €229 based on two people sharing.

The River Lee, Cork

Whisk your Mum away for a weekend in Cork city with The River Lee’s Escape experience. It starts from €185 when guests sign up for the Doyle Discovery programme and includes an overnight stay with breakfast.

The River Lee is just a short walk from the city centre and is the perfect base to explore all Cork has to offer: independent art galleries, museums and theatres and the famous English Market or go further afield to kiss the Blarney Stone or visit the historic fishing town of Kinsale. In the evening, dine at The River Club, the ultimate all-day destination to eat, drink and be social.

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